Counterbalance • 30 May 2008 • The SnowBlog
Although I no longer have any standing water in my house, it's still not as easy to get excited about things today as it sometimes is. And what with the recent posts about Life After People and the shortsighted desire to keep the fossil fuel taps wide open it's easy to let an element of wistfulness creep into one's vibe. Looking at the picture to the left helps a little (click it for a decent-sized version). A nice shiny gadget. Taking a picture of itself on another planet. Another planet. It's NASA's Image of the Day. Thanks, NASA. Assuming you're not investigating Mars because you want to strip mine it or bomb it or something, then I can happily bask in the nobility of your pioneering spirit.